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  • Bob Mueller vs. Ken Starr: A Classic Media Double Standard

    12/11/2017 11:27:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    Liberal reporters are scandalized by what they say is President Trump’s effort to “discredit” and “undermine” special counsel Robert Mueller, worried that it could presage an attempt to “remove Mueller, or end his investigation.” But when President Bill Clinton was being investigated by Ken Starr, journalists applauded Democratic and White House attacks on the independent counsel, and frequently joined in themselves. Today’s journalists seem appalled by attempts by the President and his allies that question Mueller’s credibility. Washington Post reporters Devlin Barrett and Sean Sullivan sounded the alarm in a front-page story on December 7: “Several law enforcement officials said...
  • Cancer Doctor Found Dead Following ‘Breakthrough’ Discovery

    11/29/2017 8:36:33 AM PST · by Main Street · 99 replies
    usatoday24x7 ^ | November 28, 2017 | Sean Adl-Tabatabai
    A New York Doctor was found murdered shortly after reporting a “breakthrough” discovery in the cure for cancer. Dr. Miguel Crespo’s body was found in the bathroom of the Weill Cornell Medical Center on the Upper East Side where he worked, after having gone missing for several hours. Police initially thought that Dr. Crespo had committed suicide by drug overdose after they found vomit next to his body and “foaming at his mouth.” However, close friends and family say his death is suspicious, noting that Dr. Crespo had just made an exciting discovery in the field of cancer research and...
  • FBI seeks Senate documents, signaling possible probe into sale of fetal tissue

    11/13/2017 3:38:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 1 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/13/17 | John Solomon
    The FBI has asked the Senate for unredacted documents it obtained from abortion providers, signaling agents may be investigating whether Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers illegally sold fetal tissue and body parts, according to sources familiar with the document request. The request was made in recent days, the sources said, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, whose chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), last December referred Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers to the FBI for investigation after a lengthy probe into the transfers of fetal tissue. Grassley said at the time that his committee had uncovered enough evidence in...
  • Bias: 1,000 Minutes for Trump/Russia 'Collusion' vs. 20 Seconds for Hillary/Russia Scandal

    10/25/2017 5:30:05 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 25, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    Here’s one top takeaway from network news coverage in 2017: Sneaky Russian influence in American politics is a huge story if it involves Republicans/Donald Trump, but a non-story if it involves Democrats/Hillary Clinton. MRC analysts have been tracking all evening news coverage of the Trump administration since Inauguration Day. From Inauguration Day, January 20, through last Friday, October 20, these broadcasts have aired an astonishing 1,000 minutes of coverage discussing Russia’s attempt to boost Trump in 2016, and speculation that Trump’s campaign may have colluded with the Russians in this project. Last week, The Hill published new information about Russian...
  • The ghosts of HeLa: How cell line misidentification contaminates the scientific literature

    10/22/2017 10:19:38 PM PDT · by Sam_Damon · 8 replies
    PLOS One ^ | October 12, 2017 | Serge P. J. M. Horbach , Willem Halffman
    While problems with cell line misidentification have been known for decades, an unknown number of published papers remains in circulation reporting on the wrong cells without warning or correction. Here we attempt to make a conservative estimate of this ‘contaminated’ literature. We found 32,755 articles reporting on research with misidentified cells, in turn cited by an estimated half a million other papers.
  • Public UK University Bans Research Into Transgender Surgery Regrets

    09/24/2017 9:41:12 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 09/23/2017 | Anugrah Kumar
    A public university in the United Kingdom has refused to allow a researcher to look into cases of people who regretted having gender reassignment surgery and transitioned back to living as their birth sex. The university says such a study "may be detrimental to the reputation of the institution," according to a report.James Caspian, a psychotherapist, proposed to do the study for a master's degree in counselling and psychotherapy at Bath Spa University, but was refused permission, according to The Sunday Times.The university explained that the potentially "politically incorrect" research could be criticized on the internet and thereby harm the...
  • Studies help explain link between autism, severe infection during pregnancy

    09/22/2017 2:08:53 AM PDT · by Enchante · 35 replies
    MIT News ^ | September 13, 2017 | Anne Trafton
    Mothers who experience an infection severe enough to require hospitalization during pregnancy are at higher risk of having a child with autism. Two new studies from MIT and the University of Massachusetts Medical School shed more light on this phenomenon and identify possible approaches to preventing it. In research on mice, the researchers found that the composition of bacterial populations in the mother’s digestive tract can influence whether maternal infection leads to autistic-like behaviors in offspring. They also discovered the specific brain changes that produce these behaviors. “We identified a very discrete brain region that seems to be modulating all...
  • Wounded warrior Johnny ‘Joey’ Jones: Dogs are being shamefully abused in VA labs. This must stop

    09/20/2017 5:33:21 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 4 replies
    FoxNews Opinion ^ | Sept 19, 2017 | Johnny "Joey" Jones
    snip... That’s why I am proud to join the majority of my fellow veterans and other Americans who support Congress’s bipartisan work to defund painful and inefficient dog experiments at the VA. This legislation is truly a light among the gloomy partisan clouds surrounding D.C. these days. With all of D.C.’s political gridlock, my dear friend and fellow double amputee and bomb technician Rep. Brian Mast, R-Fla., Rep. Dave Brat, R-Va., and other House members deserve applause for unanimously passing legislation this summer to prohibit taxpayer funding for questionable VA research that causes dogs significant pain and distress. [puppers act...
  • Learning is a ubiquitous, mysterious phenomenon

    09/06/2017 4:23:06 PM PDT · by ETL · 25 replies
    Science News - Vol. 192 No. 4, Sept 16, 2017, p. 2 ^ | September 16, 2017 | Elizabeth Quill
    I’ll admit it. I’m addicted to learning. There’s nothing quite like the thrill that comes with finding out something new.It’s no surprise I ended up this way. My parents were public school teachers. They instilled in me the belief that education not only opens up new opportunities but also is enjoyable in itself. My parents regularly took my siblings and me to museums, encouraged us to read widely and entertained our incessant “whys?” and “hows?” And though neither of my parents taught science, I remember studying constellations at night and experimenting with chemistry at the dining table. (My parents passed...
  • Zika virus can kill brain tumor cells, Washington University researchers discover

    09/05/2017 10:22:48 AM PDT · by Enchante · 12 replies
    St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | September 5, 2017 | Blythe Bernhard
    "We take a virus, learn how it works and then we leverage it," said Dr. Michael Diamond, a professor of molecular microbiology, pathology and immunology. "Let's take advantage of what it's good at, use it to eradicate cells we don't want. Take viruses that would normally do some damage and make them do some good."
  • This is what happens when the Army puts a laser on an Apache attack helicopter

    06/27/2017 9:37:12 AM PDT · by xzins · 40 replies
    We Are the Mighty ^ | Jun. 26, 1:55 PM | Harold C. Hutchison
    The United States Special Operations Command just tested a high-energy laser on the AH-64 Apache attack helicopter, marking the first time such a weapon has been deployed aboard a rotary-wing aircraft. According to a press release from defense company Raytheon, the test was a complete success, “providing solid experimental evidence for the feasibility of high resolution, multi-band targeting sensor performance and beam propagation supportive of High Energy Laser capability for the rotary-wing attack mission.” Matthew Ketner, branch chief of the High Energy Laser Controls and Integration Directorate at the Naval Surface Warfare Center Dahlgren Division, Virginia, shows the effects of...
  • Joy Reid’s Crass Career of Attacking Conservatives

    06/20/2017 5:40:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | Nune 20, 2017 | Geoffrey Dickens
    With Congressman Steve Scalise still recovering from an attack by a crazed leftist, MSNBC’s Joy Reid couldn’t keep from politicizing the tragedy as she took a cheap shot at the congressman’s record. On June 17 the host of AM Joy tweeted “Rep. #Scalise was shot by a white man with a violent background, and saved by a black lesbian police officer, and yet...” She then accompanied the tweet with a graphic of what were, in her view, his political offenses: “Rep. Steve Scalise’s Record: Co-sponsored bill to amend Constitution, Define marriage as between a man and a woman; Voted for...
  • 'I am not a pervert': Rhode Island lawmaker (tr)

    06/14/2017 8:17:30 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 6/14/2017 | Jessica Chia
    Full title: 'I am not a pervert': Rhode Island lawmaker who shared a screen shot with 'teen' and 'MILF' porn open in his web browser apologizes and claims it was a FRIEND who sent him the image Democratic Rep. Ramon Perez, of Providence, Rhode Island shared a screen grab of a Wikipedia page to the House Finance Committee last Wednesday But the screen shot, time stamped at 2:07am, showed multiple browser tabs with 'teen' 'young,' and 'MILF' in the titles. No pornographic images could be seen Perez claimed someone else who was helping him with research took screenshot He apologized...
  • Fake News: Nets Push Myth of Trump Spending “Cuts”

    05/26/2017 11:22:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 26, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    >In covering the President’s proposed budget this week, network reporters unanimously claimed it “cut” or even “slashed” federal spending. An MRC analysis of ABC, CBS and NBC morning and evening news coverage since Monday (May 22) finds that not a single reporter ever told viewers that overall federal spending would actually RISE under President Trump’s planned budget — just not as much as forecast under the budget baseline Trump inherited from President Obama back in January. In 13 news stories from May 22 to May 25, network journalists made 30 references to “cuts” in federal spending, either referring to specific...
  • Professor awarded taxpayer-funded grant to research 'microaggressions'

    05/22/2017 7:45:52 PM PDT · by antidemoncrat · 19 replies
    Fox News Politics ^ | 5/22/2017 | Fox News
    The National Science Foundation awarded over $200,000 in taxpayer dollars to a professor who plans to research microaggressions. First reported by The Daily Caller, Mary Atwater, a professor of science and mathematics education at the University of Georgia, received $229,061 to study the implications of microaggressions and look at minority participation in science and math, according to a statement from the University of Georgia.
  • Exposing the Liberal Media’s ‘Witch Hunt’ Hypocrisy

    05/19/2017 10:45:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | May 19, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    The liberal media are currently up in arms over President Trump’s labeling of the investigation into Russian hacking and the 2016 presidential campaign as a “witch hunt.” All three broadcast networks led their Thursday evening newscasts with Trump’s use of the phrase, with NBC’s Lester Holt describing Trump as “lashing out.”The liberal media are currently up in arms over President Trump’s labeling of the investigation into Russian hacking and the 2016 presidential campaign as a “witch hunt.” All three broadcast networks led their Thursday evening newscasts with Trump’s use of the phrase, with NBC’s Lester Holt describing Trump as “lashing...
  • Future Of Kanzius Cancer Project In Doubt

    05/06/2017 1:17:31 PM PDT · by Main Street · 28 replies
    goerie ^ | Feb 9, 2017 | David Bruce
    No local research project has ever grabbed the attention of northwestern Pennsylvanians quite like John Kanzius’ Noninvasive Radiowave Cancer Device. The late Millcreek Township inventor’s cancer-killing machine has been featured in local news stories for more than 10 years. It was even the focus of reports on the CBS news program “60 Minutes.” The device works by emitting radio waves that heat and destroy cancer cells that have either been treated with chemotherapy or targeted with tiny pieces of metal called nanoparticles. It had been proven to kill cancerous cells and tumors in pigs and smaller animals without harming the...
  • White House proposes steep budget cut to leading climate science agency

    03/06/2017 12:41:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | March 3, 2017 | Steven Mufson, Jason Samenow and Brady Dennis
    The Trump administration is seeking to slash the budget of one of the government’s premier climate science agencies by 17 percent, delivering steep cuts to research funding and satellite programs, according to a four-page budget memo obtained by The Washington Post. The proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration would also eliminate funding for a variety of smaller programs, including external research, coastal management, estuary reserves and “coastal resilience,” which seeks to bolster the ability of coastal areas to withstand major storms and rising seas. NOAA is part of the Commerce Department, which would be hit by an overall 18 percent budget reduction from...
  • Army researchers work with Marine mechanics on 3-D printing hydraulics

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- For Marine Corps aviators, hydraulics are critical part of performing all the heavy lifting required during aircraft operations. Marine Cpl. Habtamu Sharew and Lance Cpl. Juan Herreragonzalez know that better than anyone. The two are hydraulic mechanics from Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 29 in Jacksonville, North Carolina. They work specifically on the hydraulics systems. Not long ago, they entered their idea for streamlining hydraulic line maintenance into the 2016 Marine Corps Logistic Innovation Challenge. Out of more than 300 entries, theirs was chosen as one of 18 to move to the next step. That brought...
  • Scientists Needn't Get A Patient's Consent To Study Blood Or DNA

    01/19/2017 6:48:39 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 6 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | 18 Jan, 2017 | ROB STEIN
    The Obama administration has dropped a controversial proposal that would have required all federally funded scientists to get permission from patients before using their cells, blood, tissue or DNA for research. The proposal was eliminated from the final revision of the Common Rule, which was published in the Federal Register Wednesday. The rule is a complex set of regulations designed to make sure federally funded research on human subjects is conducted ethically. The revision to the regulations, set to go into effect in 2018, marks the first time the rule has been updated in 26 years. The initial proposal that...